[sarex] Upcoming ARISS contact with Kochi Gakuen Kochi Junior High School, Kochi, Japan

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Sat Feb 11 20:37:09 PST 2012

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Kochi Gakuen Kochi Junior High School, Kochi, Japan on 13 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:17 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

The contact will be direct between NA1SS and 8N5KOCHi.

The contact should be audible over Japan. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.



The Kochigakuen has an elementary, a junior high, a high and a junior college. Contacting members are 19 junior high school students and 4 elementary school students. They are learning about space now.



Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows: 


1.  What is a popular thing among your co-workers to do in space?

2.  What is one of the most surprising thing after becoming an astronaut?

3.  What are stars like when you see them from your spaceship?

4.  Can you see shooting stars from your space station?

5.  The power which a black hole inhales is how much?

6.  Have there been any big events at the space station recently?

7.  What does the earth look like from outer space?

8.  Is it true that the depletion of the ozone layer can affect you 

    psychologically, such as when dream at night?

9.  Is there a difference of temperature between the earth and space?

10. What happens when you sweat or cry?

11. Do you feel dizzy when you turn around?

12. How long can you stay in space at one time?

13. What kind of dust can you see in space?

14. What is the inspiration behind becoming an astronaut?

15. What was the most disappointing thing for you after arriving in space?

16. How close can you get to the sun?

17. In Japan, we are anxious about radioactive contamination because of the 

    tsunami damage to the nuclear power plants last ear. Is there a 

    difference of radioactivity concentration between the earth and space?

18. What is the secret of achieving your goal?

19. What is the present goal?

20. What would you like to try as an astronaut in the future?

21. What do you want to do first when you come back?

22. Do you miss your family?

23. Do you miss gravity now?



Information about the upcoming ARISS contacts can be found at http://www.ariss.org/upcoming.htm#NextContact. 


Next planned event(s):


1.   The Academy at Shawnee, Louisville, KY, telebridge via ON4ISS

     Tue 14 Feb, 2012 20:15 UTC 



ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology, and learning. Further information on the ARISS program is available on the website http://www.ariss.org/ (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs of Canada).


Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN



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